Available Until 12/31/2024

Basic Statistics for Research Design (Recording)

If you want to do research or assessment and are confused by statistics, this webinar is for you. You will gain an overview of five common statistical tests and practical guidance on choosing which to apply when. This practical approach targets key basics to keep in mind when choosing a test to answer a research or assessment question.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Write an hypothesis or research question that aligns with a statistical analysis
  • Match type of data to statistical test
  • Verify whether statistically-specific words in a research question match with the appropriate type of test, and adjust the question accordingly
  • Align statistical analyses with requirements for journal articles and assessment reports


Beginning library researchers. Comfort with statistical vocabulary will help, but is not required.


Nina Exner is the research data librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)–Richmond, serving core and medical researchers at VCU Libraries. She has over twenty years of library experience, including more than ten years in scholarly communications, data support, and researcher services. In addition, her area of research focuses on how librarians learn to do research and navigate the publishing process.

Registration Information

  • Length: 1.5 hour recorded webinar
  • Technical information: After you have registered, go to My Learning in MEDLIB-ED to access the live webinar, resources, evaluation, and certificate.
  • Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours and 1.5 Illinois CNE contact hours.


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Basic Statistics Webinar Series

The webinar series special offer includes Basic Statistics for Research Appraisal, Basic Statistics for Research Design and the bonus recorded webinar, Getting Started with Statistics for Librarians.